Our Guides

Rev. Rebecca Joy Sumner, Pastor

Pastor Rebecca is a Northwest native, known for her artistic approach to worship, her skill in spiritual direction and her long­standing work in neighboring wherever she finds herself.

Rebecca has served a broader, ecumenical church through leading, consulting, directing and volunteering with a wide variety of faith based organizations and ministries throughout her career, including several local and national Quaker ministries, the neighborhood based Parish Collective, the justice based artistic programs of Wild Goose West, and seeding several emergent and new church starts, including Our Common Table in Everett, where she and her partner Luke (who is also a pastor) continue to serve part time.

Rebecca holds a Master of Divinity from the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, as well as a Master of Arts in Religion from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and is an Ordained Minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). You can reach Rebecca at pastor@welcometablecc.org.

Kevin Gospel, Office & Building Use Administrator

Kevin Gospel (yes, that’s his real name!) comes to Welcome Table having worked most of his adult life in music ministry and education.  He has worked with worship ministries in many differing denominations from Catholic to Covenant always learning the beauty of worship in settings.  He holds a Doctorate in Worship Theology from The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies and a Master of Music in Conducting from the University of Washington.

Kevin is also the Artistic Director for the Lake Washington Singers, a women’s chorus in Redmond, WA, that focuses on bringing art into the community through 15+ performances per year at senior living facilities and other venues around the greater Seattle area.

Kevin has three amazingly different and intelligent children (Justine, Konrad, and Midori) and is married to a brilliant prayer warrior named Paula. (She’s the smart one!)  In his spare time, Kevin loves to experiment with music, play softball and volleyball, and go for rides on his motorcycle. You can reach Kevin at office@welcometablecc.org, or by the church phone at (206) 725-5067.

Rev. Katy Lloyd, Music Co-Director

Rev. Katy received her Master of Divinity Degree from Boston University in 1995, was ordained in the United Church of Christ, and served Alki UCC in Seattle from 1996-2000. Since 2015 it has been her joy to lead singing, play guitar, and co-direct the music ministry with Reid Wolch at Welcome Table. She feels passionately that music is the sound of our souls crying out, whether in the form of ancient chants, familiar hymns, protest songs, or so-called ‘secular music.’ Music gives language to that which transcends words, which is so essential to the life of faith. She is also a member of the West Seattle Threshold Choir, which sings at bedside for those in hospice care. You can reach Katy at music@welcometablecc.org.

Reid Wolch, Accompanist & Music Co-Director

Reid Wolch is an accomplished pianist from Tacoma, WA. As a student at Stadium High School he has accompanied numerous student soloists, as well as the Stadium High School Choir. He has participated in several WMEA competitions and consistently received superior ratings, and therefore brings considerable talent and passion to our music program. Reid’s hobbies include reading beside a fire and roasting marshmallows, enjoying nature, and just hanging out with good friends. If you want to cook him his favorite dish you might try the Mediterranean route; he loves gyros and spaghetti.